Our academy always wants to work together with parents and carers to make sure that every pupil can achieve excellence in all that they do.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and have a specialist team of staff who lead safeguarding in our academy.
Ms Kelly: Academy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Assistant Vice Principal Safeguarding & Attendance
Miss Grogan: Academy Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Treacy: Academy Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Reporting a concern
If you are concerned about a pupil in our academy, however small it may seem, you can report this to
firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes concerns over a change in appearance (including weight), attitude/behaviour, as well as concerns raised by the child themselves or by others.
All safeguarding concerns are looked into and relevant actions are taken.
Our Safeguarding Team
If you are upset or concerned about yourself or someone you know there are lots of ways to help:
You can speak with any adult in the academy who will pass your concern to the safeguarding team (pictured below).
You can write your concern on a piece of paper and post it in the safeguarding box in the yellow winter garden.
You can email your concern to email@example.com.
The Safeguarding Team
Ms Kelly, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Treacy, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Grogan, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Visitors to the academy
Sometimes we have visitors into the academy who speak to our pupils. All external visitors who are meeting with pupils must have a current, enhanced DBS certificate. External agencies will be asked to provide the academy with the name of the person(s), together with their DBS certificate number and issue date before meeting with pupils. No visitor will be allowed to meet with a pupil alone unless we have verification of documentation.
All visitors to the academy will be asked to sign in and out. They will be provided with a copy of the academy Safeguarding leaflet.
Accessing help and support
During term time we are on hand to offer pupils and their families a high level of support. If you need to seek advice about your child, you should contact their Form Tutor or Pastoral Manager in the first instance. They will then advise on what to do next and may refer the matter to someone else. Further details are outlined in our Safeguarding leaflet.
During evenings, weekends and holiday times, anyone with concerns should contact the organisations below:
Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.
Manchester Social Services
0161 234 5001
If you have any worries about a child’s safety or welfare, you should speak to a Contact Officer at the Manchester Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001 or fax on 0161 255 8266. The Contact Officer will then notify the First Response Team of your concerns.
There is a wide range of support available for children when they are not in school too. Here are some of the organisations that they can access should they need support:
If you have an immediate concern about the safety of a child or you believe that a child is in danger you should contact the emergency services.